News for the City of White PlainsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOCTOBER 2020
All Month
Weather Permitting, Ebersole Ice Rink opens for season. Masks required on and off ice. COVID rules in effect.
Thursday, 1st
Registration opens for the Dept of Public Safety Youth Outreach Programs: Explorers Program and Future Programs. Email Sergeant James McCann. COVID rules in effect.
Wednesday, 7th
White Plains Farmers Market on Court Street. Every Wednesday from 9 am - 2 pm thru 11/25. COVID rules in effect.
Saturday, 10th
StoryWalk at Bryant-Mamaroneck Park: Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht. COVID-19 rules in effect.
Monday, 12th
Columbus Day -- City Offices Closed. Holiday Sanitation Schedule.
Tuesday, 13th
Fall Leaf Removal October 13 - December 11th, Weather Permitting. White Plains Leaf Removal Options.
Thursday. 15th
Thursday, 15th
Wednesday, 21st
Virtual Race Consciousness Workshop. Become more comfortable discussing race with young children.
Three day event
Choose from:

Thursday. 22nd
Friday, 23rd
Saturday, 24th
Halloween Magical Movies at the Drive-In at White Plains High School. $10 Per Car. Doors open at 5pm - Pre-movie Music and Magic. 7 pm - Movie begins. Ticket sales begin October 15th. Choose from one of these three options:

Addams Family PG, Animation, Comedy, Family 1 hr. 26 minutes
Disney's Monsters, Inc.,Rated G, Animation, Adventure Comedy, 92 min.
Addams Family PG, Animation, Comedy, Family 1 hr. 26 minutes
Sunday, 25th
White Plains Historical Society Annual Commemoration of The Battle of White Plains. 10 am - 3 pm. Jacob Purdy House. By reservation only. Call 914.328.1776 for more information. COVID-19 rules in effect.
Wednesday, 28th
One Book, One White Plains. Virtual discussion with Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist. 7 pm.
The 2020 General Election is Around the Corner -- Three Ways to Vote
The 2020 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd. Many residents are concerned about voting due to the lingering presence of the Coronavirus in our area. It’s important to know that there are voting options available to you.

  • Mail-in Voting -- Any registered voter can request a mail-in (absentee) ballot now if they do not wish to go to a polling location because of the risk of contracting or spreading an illness. Request your ballot now. The Board of Elections will start mailing the actual ballots in early October. County Boards of Elections, and all early voting sites, will be permitted to accept drop-off ballots beginning October 24th. Completed ballots will be counted as long as they are delivered, received by mail or postmarked by Election Day. 
  • Early Voting -- Early in-person voting will be held from Saturday, October 24 through Sunday, November 1 at the Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St. in White Plains.
  • Regular Voting -- You will also be able to vote at your normal polling location on Election Day as in the past. The Polls will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
City Establishes Police Reform Committee
On September 18th, Mayor Tom Roach announced the formation of the City of White Plains Police Reform Committee.

The committee will review the needs of the White Plains community served by its police department, evaluate the department’s current policies and practices; involve the full White Plains community in the discussion; develop policy recommendations resulting from this review; offer a plan for public comment; and present that plan to the White Plains Common Council. This effort is part of the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.
As part of this comprehensive review process, the City of White Plains and the White Plains / Greenburg NAACP Branch will co-sponsor a series of public comment sessions. 

There's Still Time!!
October 5th is the Last Day for 2020 Census
Just 10 minutes and 10 questions 
can change our community for the next 10 years. 
There are no questions about immigration status or citizenship.

A Look Back at September Events
JAZZ FEST -- Live and virtual music organized by ArtsWestchester, WP Rec & Parks & WP Business Improvement District enlivened the City for six days in September.
Dog Swim -- This popular annual event at Kittrell Pool in early September marked the end of the summer swim season.
Around Town . . .
Youth Bureau Offers Programming for Students Kindergarten through Fifth Grade
How to Be an Antiracist
As part of the city-wide One Book, One White Plains reading initiative, the WP Library Foundation, in partnership with the Thomas H. Slater Center, is presenting a special virtual event. Award-winning author, historian, and thought-leader, Ibram X. Kendi will be discussing his book, How to Be an Antiracist, Wed., October 28 at 7 pm.
WP Beautification Foundation Honors Essential Workers
White Plains Beautification Foundation is honoring the heroic efforts of all White Plains essential workers who have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 public health crisis and those essential workers who have died during the pandemic.
To honor and memorialize the essential worker, every signature White Plains Beautification Foundation garden sign is adorned with a purple ribbon.

A new pollinator garden has been installed in front of City Hall (pictured at left) and is dedicated in perpetuity in tribute to the essential worker.
New City Law to Crack Down on Drag Racing
It's noisy and dangerous. So the WP Common Council recently passed new Drag Racing legislation to curb the practice.
Career Training Opportunity
White Plains Education Training Center - Online entry-level IT Help Desk Technician training program starts on October 14th. No prior IT experience needed. For more information
Did You Know? Between April and June 2020, the City of White Plains partnered with Feeding Westchester to distribute more than 133,000 pounds of groceries to White Plains families. Thank you to all those who selflessly volunteered their time to assist their neighbors. #WPProud
Send us a picture of your Jack o' lantern
Last month we asked readers to pick the famous couple who obtained their marriage license from the White Plains City Clerk. Both Patricia Frank and Olga Klimek knew that Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe received their official marriage license in White Plains. They each have received a WP BID Discount Shopping Card.

This month, we are asking that you share a picture of your favorite jack o'lantern with us at Each participant will receive a White Plains BID Discount Shopping Card.
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